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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Personal:

Married for 18 years. I have 14 year old triplets and a 11 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-Tzu

You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.

 

But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.

 

…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.

 

You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta

 

3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 

 

4.   Find the courage to be patient.

Favorite Blogs:

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Followup with surgeon.  He said everything looked good...which I already knew.  He said I could run at 12 weeks (4 weeks to go!!) and start side to side movement at 6 months.  I asked him why my lower leg still feels numb.  The block they used during surgery is still wearing off.  That must be one heck of a block to last 8 weeks.

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Walk by myself and I tried to hit as many hills as I could.  TT:  46:46

 

3x

squats on smith machine

adductor

abductor

hamstring

leg press

standing donkey kicks with band

single leg bridge with band

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3x

B6

Single arm push-up on Bosu

Step up on bench-focus on Glute 

Planks

Supermans 

 

45 min on step mill 

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Walking hill workout - kinda pathetic while only walking.  TT:  50:37

Mary Pulley X2

700 N X2

3x

leg press

glute machine

adductor/abductor

hamstring

single leg bridges

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3x

Walking lunges

Dead lifts

Side plank with clam

Side to side with band

Plank

Hammie rollout on ball

 

PT strength test-I failed.  I needed to hit 65% of my body weight on a single leg-leg press.  I couldn't even do it double leg.  And I couldn't  do the single leg squat up and down on the chair.  Sigh....this is way harder than I ever imagined it would be.

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1:46-1700 feet elevation.  Hike up Grove Creek with my son.  Felt good going up, but going down was really tricky.  I may wait a few weeks till I do it again.  Not sure the knee can handle it again that soon.

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